Satyan Lakshminrusimha, MD, has received the 2016 Mentor of the Year award from the Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (ESPR) in recognition of his excellence in developing trainees’ research skills and launching productive research careers.
The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Class of 2018 was honored during the 14th annual Student Clinician Ceremony recognizing the transition of rising third-year medical students from the academic to the clinical years.
Ira J. Blader, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology, is using new grant funding to build on prior research aiming to identify how the infection-causing parasite Toxoplasma gondii triggers seizures and other neurological complications in AIDS and cancer patients as well as fetuses.
Fourteen faculty members, including two new division chiefs, with varied research and clinical expertise have joined the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences during the past several months.
A record number of residents, fellows, junior faculty and medical students presented their research results in areas including new treatments for endocarditis, overcoming cardiovascular health disparities and boosting mitochondrial health during the Department of Medicine’s fourth annual Research Day.
Sunshine, butterflies and heartfelt tributes ruled the day as 600 family members of individuals who donated their bodies to medical science gathered for the UB Anatomical Gift Program Memorial Service.
John J. Leddy, MD, clinical professor of orthopaedics, has received the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine’s (AMSSM) Best Overall Research Award for determining predictors of recovery from concussion in adolescents.
Vasvi Singh, MD, a first-year trainee in the cardiovascular disease fellowship, won the “Best Fellow in Training” poster award for her presentation at this year’s Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology.
Andrew H. Talal, MD, professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, has received a $7 million grant to develop an effective way to treat drug users with the hepatitis C virus (HCV).
A pioneering researcher and others who have made significant contributions to their fields and to the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences were honored with 2016 Faculty-Staff Recognition Awards.
Gabriela K. Popescu, PhD — with first author Kirstie A. Cummings, a candidate in the biochemistry doctoral program — has published a paper in Scientific Reports showing that an elusive brain receptor may play an important role in the death of neurons from neurological diseases.
Gabriela K. Popescu, PhD, professor of biochemistry, has been awarded a four-year, $1.37 million grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study modulation mechanisms in fast neurotransmitter brain receptors.
A study led by Paresh Dandona, MD, PhD, and published online in Diabetes Care shows overweight and obese Type 1 diabetics saw the most significant improvements — including a reduction in blood sugar — in a randomized clinical trial of liraglutide.
Jun-Xu Li, MD, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacology and toxicology, has received the Joseph Cochin Young Investigator Award from the College of Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) for his research on pharmacotherapy for stimulant abuse.
Forty-four exemplary medical students, residents, fellows and faculty members have been inducted into the University at Buffalo’s Richard Sarkin Medical Emeritus Faculty Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS).
Evan Myers, a candidate in the physiology doctoral program, has been recognized by the American Physiology Society for his research in the area of blindness caused by dysregulated pH homeostasis in the cornea.
Researchers in the departments of Orthopaedics and Psychiatry have been awarded a five-year, $2 million grant to study how the brain changes following a concussion and how that information may be used to predict recovery time.
Through a unique intersection of medicine, the justice system and the human rights field, medical students are advancing their training by assisting survivors of torture and political violence seeking asylum in the United States.
Eleven first-year medical students participated in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences’ inaugural community immersion program through a weeklong series of activities during spring break.
Daniel R. Schlegel, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, has been named to the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA) Student Editorial Board.
Graduate student and trainee researchers and their mentors in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology received positive feedback on in-depth studies they presented at the 2016 Behavior, Biology and Chemistry: Translational Research in Addiction meeting.
Richard W. Erbe, MD, professor of pediatrics and chief of the Division of Genetics, has co-authored a New England Journal of Medicine paper on a novel treatment for a rare genetic disorder that affects the body’s breakdown of cholesterol.